Monday, July 21, 2014

My new booklet on marrying in the Church legally

I have recently authored a new booklet entitled Who and Where Can Catholics Marry?, which is now available from Blurb Books and Amazon.com. It is a simple, durable, $35 heirloom that explains why Catholics are required to marry in the Church, that the Tridentine Mass is to be used, and what canonical impediments can actually prevent you from marrying in the Church. Also explains the legal format of Pre-Cana programs (which are often abused today along with the sacrament itself).

Target audience: Engaged Catholic couples, priests who are currently not performing marriage in the traditional manner, and seminarians.

ISBN 978-1-32-006470-5

Saturday, July 19, 2014

R.I.P. Aunty Florence

This morning my Aunt Florence was buried after several weeks of hospitalization and hospice. She died early Wednesday morning at age 85.

I am really disappointed that the Traditional Requiem Mass was not said for the repose of her soul as her funeral. Even though she was buried out of her home parish, she, like all Catholics in good standing, are entitled to a Requiem Mass after death.

Obviously there were several liturgical abuses, including a blue porcelain chalice. She grew up with the TLM as a convert from my Protestant paternal grandfather (who was married three times) and married with the Traditional Nuptial Mass. Even though she went along with the Vatican II liturgical revolution, she was a solid Catholic nurse who would not even dare to kill a patient or fetus.

In the lobby of this historic church (designed by Patrick Keely's son-in-law Patrick W. Ford), there were several historical photos, including one of a priest celebrating the TLM on the old high altar that no longer exists. The sanctuary area looked like a dump.

Either way, it was not my call to make the funeral arrangements. However, I hope a priest somewhere in the world can say a Requiem Mass for her at a later date.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Anima ejus et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. Amen.  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summorum Pontificum's 7th anniversary

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Papal bull Summorum Pontificum by Benedict XVI, which upheld Quo Primum Tempore of St. Pius V, stating that the Traditional Latin Mass was never banned and cannot be prohibited.


While many places have since established the TLM as their parish liturgies, sadly most places do not. Most of the world's bishops do not say the TLM and do not care about it one bit despite being dutybound to such a task.


Up here in Massachusetts recently, the Springfield and Fall River (Cape Cod &; the Islands) dioceses have newly-appointed bishops due to the retirements of the others. The Archdiocese of Boston has also seen the retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Walter Edeyvean, one of only three Bay State bishops to administer Confirmation according to the 1962 Rituale Romanum (but none have said Pontifical Masses) since this motu proprio. (From at least Cardinal Cushing's death in 1970 to 2007 there were no confirmations in the Traditional manner by resident bishops in Massachusetts.)


Now if Springfield and Fall River have got new bishops, why not Boston? Out of the four dioceses, Boston is clearly the most poorly-run both finances, morals, and sacramentals. With the exception of the few Latin Mass parishes, there is no orthodoxy. There is virtually no Catholic education at any level, the hospitals were sold a few years ago, and heretics are given Holy Communion.


Please pray for a new archbishop who will require the TLM in every parish, and please keep writing to the Pope about the serious problems up here. Please pray for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Additionally for my own personal welfare, please fund me so I can move to a new permanent home near my parish church, as my days in Worcester are numbered. Please pray to Saint Joseph on my behalf. God Bless you all.



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Follow-up from last announcement...Pray Novena to St. Joseph!

Ten days ago I was notified that my landlord is putting the building I live in up for sale. For those who are familiar with landlord-tenant laws and the way things are done, it is the most likely scenario that a new owner will evict everyone and "start fresh." (This has happened to me and my family before...)

The neighborhood I have lived in for over 20 years has gone from a decent friendly one to a crime-spree area where the Police are not happy about it. This, lack of industry (why I'm like many struggling to find jobs in this pathetic economy), and the unavailability of a TLM parish in Worcester has discouraged me for years.

Now is the time to go. I have been packing inessentials. The more now, the less later. After nearly a quarter century in Worcester, I believe it is time for a change of scenery for the good (I hope!).

I have wanted to move closer to my adoptive parish for several years now, but the lack of finances due to lack of employment opportunities has taken its toll. I'm now at the lowest point of poverty in my lifetime.

Thanks to the internet, I have virtual resources. 20 years ago I would have been screwed. Thank you 47,000+ readers of this blog for your continued prayer and support.

Since I really need assistance now, nobody from the government is going to bother assisting me because I am a natural-born white male U.S. citizen. So this is why I ask you...

I have a Go Fund Me page to fund my new home and basic expenses as my goal. While the amount is large, I really believe that it will not be worth a lot in 20 years due to inflation. But if every American gave me a dollar, I would be 8 times as wealthy!

Please give what you can. No gift is too small.

Saint Joseph, patron of real estate and families, pray for me! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chris Whittle: Urgent notice...

Chris Whittle: Urgent notice...: See click the link for more info... I am at risk of being homeless...Please help before it's too late...God Bless
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